Past events

5.30–7pm 28 October 2014
The Herbert and Valmae Freilich Foundation Annual Lecture in bigotry and tolerance. One of the major questions raised regarding many protracted and violent intergroup conflicts...
3–5pm 1 October 2014
Professor Miles Hewstone (University of Oxford) will begin by considering the pessimistic conclusion of political scientist, Robert Putnam that living in ethnically diverse areas...
3–5pm 11 September 2014
In 2005, John Ioannidis made the controversial assertion in a now famous PLoS Medicine paper that Most Published Research Findings are False. The paper demonstrated that many...
3–5pm 11 August 2014
The social safety net is one of the foundations of the modern social welfare state: Old age pensions, health care, financial support for the unemployed, assistance to those...
3–5pm 23 June 2014
There is converging evidence that driver distraction is a significant contributing factor in vehicle crashes and incidents. As an applied psychological construct, however, it has...
3–5pm 28 April 2014
Culture is often construed as a set of static beliefs, attitudes, and values shared by people. Intuitively appealing as it may be, this conception of culture fails to bring out...
3–5pm 31 March 2014
In this talk, I will describe our efforts to use light in order to understand information processing in the brain using light.  I will start with an established tool of using...
3–5pm 24 February 2014
Almost five years ago we showed that patients with pathologies of consciousness, such as the vegetative state, are able to learn the association between a tone and an airpuff to...
3–4pm 21 February 2014
This presentation is focused on applying a social psychological analysis of intergroup relations and conflict to understanding police-crowd dynamics (riots, peaceful protest)....
3–4pm 25 November 2013
A team of researchers at UWA have evaluated the assertion that individuals with Autism, and those showing high, non-clinical levels on the Autism Quotient (AQ), demonstrate poorer...
3–4pm 28 October 2013
Martin Davies is Wilde Professor of Mental Philosophy at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College. He was Wilde Reader in Mental Philosophy from 1993 to...
3–4pm 23 September 2013
Much is known about the role of the family in pathways to antisocial behaviour, with established models emphasising the various dimensions of parenting and family dysfunction that...
3–4pm 29 July 2013
Mobile telecommunications devices, such as mobile phones, base stations and Wi-Fi, are ever present in the modern age. Underpinning their functionality is electromagnetic...
3–4pm 21 June 2013
Young people’s images of science and scientists are heavily imbued with moral dimensions, both ‘moral panics’ and exaggerated expectations about what science can...
3–4pm 27 May 2013
Your mind doesn't always see what your eyes see. Despite deeply held intuitions, conscious perception does not depend solely on where we direct our eyes. Indeed, the amount of...
3–4pm 29 April 2013
Individuals are able to implicitly detect statistical regularities present in their environment. This is known as statistical learning (SL). It is present in young infants and has...
3–4pm 25 March 2013
Although nearly all domain experts agree that human CO2 emissions are altering the world’s climate, a notable segment of the public appears to reject the scientific evidence...

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